[Tagging] Hiking tracks as POIs in Brazil

Dudley Ibbett dudleyibbett at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 9 18:06:33 UTC 2013


In the UK we tend not to have "trailheads".  We do however have a variety of guideposts.  

The following link provides an example which may be of help in this discussion:


This is tagged with the following:

operator=Peak & Northern Footpaths Society

These would generally be mapped as a separate node.

Where the start of a footpath is identified but the route not mapped it has been common practice to mark the start of the way and put in a fixme.  This is certainly very helpful when seeking to find footpaths that need mapping.



> Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 19:47:37 +0200
> From: pieren3 at gmail.com
> To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Hiking tracks as POIs in Brazil
> On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 1:21 PM, Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> wrote:
> > I also think that a trailhead tag is needed.
> -1
> > I don't believe that implicitly determining trailheads will work.
> Why not ? Eventually, enhance the route relation with a specific
> element/role (e.g. roundtrips).
> > A trailhead is more than where a trail crosses a road; it's a
> > significant place to access a trail in the eyes of the hiking community,
> > typically (but not always) with parking and typically (but not always!)
> > a sign of some sort.
> Then map the sign, mark, board or guidepost with the already existing tags.
> Pieren
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